Our Featured Artists
“I am delighted to be the Guest Artistic Director of Unwrapped. Now, more than ever, it is important that we find new creative ways through these challenging times and share this festival of rebirth and renewal with all the communities of South Dublin and beyond.”
Deb Mullins has an extensive and distinguished career in outdoor and participatory arts. As one of the founder members (1980) and Artistic Director of Emergency Exit Arts, https://eea.org.uk/ she was responsible for building the organisation’s outstanding reputation for unforgettable performances, parades and spectacular events across the UK and Europe, including Halloween spectaculars in Dublin. Deb specialises in community engagement, audience development, access and diversity. She is now a freelance director, producer and arts consultant. Recent projects include: evaluator and artists’ mentor for Whatever the Weather, a countywide arts and health programme delivered by Arts Partnership Surrey (APS); partnership development coordinator for APS’s Dance 21 arts and health project. Deb was also artistic lead and artists’ mentor for the Carnival of Lights, Coventry City of Culture; curator of Hackney Carnival At Home (online carnival arts), supporting and advising carnival organisations in the making of their videos; co-writer of the Spirit of Hackney Carnival https://www.lovehackney.uk/spirit-of-hackney-carnival. She is currently Chair of Outdoor Arts UK.
Spoken Word Artist
"For every voice has a story, and every story is a piece of art"
22 year old Dublin native Lyndsey Lawlor was set a task of writing the narrative for this years 'Shining a Light' short film for Unwrapped '20. After finishing her BA honours degree in BIMM Dublin in 2019, Lyndsey set out to tell the world her stories. With ten years songwriting experience under her belt, Lyndsey brings together personal experiences and researched roles on the communities of South Dublin. the poet speaks from the heart with raw emotion, and encourages one to not only listen, but to speak.
Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú
Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú is a second year student of the Technological University Dublin Drama Performance degree. A previous member of the Gaiety School of Acting Youth Musical Theatre ensemble, Sailí Áine has much experience with the stage. She has taken part in many of Tallaght Community Arts’s projects such as ActUp Festivals ’16,&’17 and Gaza Monologues, as well as many musicals in The Civic theatre. She was also a part of the cast of ‘The Suppliant Women’ for the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival. Sailí Áine as a member Tallaght Community Arts - Rising Generation was a Reader for The Declare & Protest project for Culture Night ’20 exploring UN Declaration of Human Rights
I am a digital designer based in Dublin, Ireland, working in graphic design, video and motion graphics. I studied Creative Digital Media in IT Tallaght graduating with a first-class honours degree, specialising in digital design. Following this, I co-founded Square In Square, a design company where in my role as creative director I was responsible for the inception, implementation and production of a wide range of media fields, mainly those of graphic design, videography and photography. During this time, I became part of the newly formed Digital Development Unit with the Companies Registration Office. As part of the team, responsibilities include creating a strategy that sets out a roadmap for meeting digital communication goals, creating a vision of how the CRO can communicate digitally with stakeholders, setting goals for improving digital communications both internally and externally and creating an action plan for reaching those goals. This includes creating policy and designing all graphical elements across a range of mediums using a broad suite of software. After Square in Square I co-started Fink, a natural progression from my previous company. Over the course of my career I have worked with a wide range of clients and institutions, including Engineers Ireland, Arbor, UCD, Show Nightclub, The Attic Nightclub, Mogerley, Tallaght Community Arts, FM 104, The Spencer Hotel, Pearse Museum, OPW, Al Gibbs, Freaks on Friday, Teagasc, Tipperary Energy Agency, Music Generation South Dublin, South Dublin County Council, Creative Ireland, Tallaght Community Council, Rua Red and Tallaght Local Enterprise Office.
Annette Barnaville is a visual artist based in Kilkenny, Ireland. She studied Sculpture and Expanded Practice, graduating in 2019 with a first-class honours degree from the National College of Art and Design. Her undergraduate work was concerned with human worth in a digitised world, which was explored through film, sound and textiles. Her practice involves utilising both combined materials and contemporary digital elements with a strong emphasis on design.
She currently works as a content creator at Fink where she is responsible filming, editing and web design.
Shane is a twenty year old freelance videographer as well as a founder of Matchbox Productions, a Tallaght based film production company aiming to shine a light on Tallaght and all the character found within. Since it’s incorporation earlier this year,it has amassed great success in the Irish arts scene having already been the recipients of grants and awards from the South Dublin County Council, Creative Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland and The National Youth Council of Ireland. Shane’s role in Unwrapped is that of videographer, capturing and editing footage under the tutelage of Annette Barnaville.
Dean Kavanagh is a Tallaght native recently graduated with an Honours degree in Digital Media Production from Technological University Dublin. Dean has a background in film, animation and audio documentaries. He wrote, directed and edited the recent short film “The Belly of the Beast" which was a spoken word piece and was chosen to be screened at the Dublin International Film Festival. The film focused on single mothers living in homeless accommodation. He also has an upcoming documentary in which he is the Director and editor being released this year that is focussing on the death of young Kyle Finnegan, the film is being made with the Asthmas Society of Ireland to highlight the dangers of asthma.